Light Breaks Through

Makoto Fujimura on the healing power of art and faith.

Acclaimed artist Mako Fujimura talks to CPX about the connection between beauty, art and faith. A particular emphasis is on the Japanese tradition of Kintsugi which repairs broken bowls, reassembling them with lacquer and then covering that in gold. The whole idea is that it takes broken things and not only restores them but makes them more beautiful than the original. Beauty out of brokenness is the idea – which has profound resonance with Fujimura’s understanding of his Christian faith and echoes his own experience in dealing with trauma and loss.



Makoto Fujimura Art & Faith: A theology of Making.